MABL General Meeting

Tuesday, February 6
5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Westminister Town Hall Forum
1200 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403


MABL Event Following the General Meeting

Tuesday, February 6
6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Westminister Town Hall Forum
1200 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403


MABL Yoga & Wellness

Black History Is US History

In the wake of the murder of Tyre Nichols, in the wake of the memory of George Floyd, in the wake of the anniversary of Amir Locke on the land that once held Dred Scott captive, we are reminded that Black history is a history of carrying the hope of freedom even in our darkest days; our history is one of struggle and beautiful resilience in the face hopeless violence and loss and unspeakable love and hope.

Click here to view the Essay.

MABL Statement

Today is a momentous day for the legal community with the confirmation of the Honorable Jerry Blackwell to the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. The Honorable Jerry Blackwell is a visionary, trailblazer, distinguished attorney, and founding member of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL).

Click here to view MABL's statement.


Referral / Member Search

Are you in need of a referral? Our members practice in a variety of areas. Search our member database here!


Judicial Endorsement Process

MABL proudly endorses qualified judicial candidates for appointment.
Qualified judicial candidates may formally apply for MABL endorsement using the process outlined by the Judicial Endorsement Committee. All endorsement requests must be completed by submitting a MABL Judicial Endorsement Application.


Job Board

Find your next legal job with MABL. Employers can post job opportunities and MABL members can stay up to date on new employment opportunities!

Board of Directors

Dana Mitchell

Immediate Past President:
Uzodima Frank Aba-Onu

Vice President:
Abou Amara, Jr.

Jules Porter

Amanda Matchett

At-Large Directors:
Rashanda Bruce
Amanda Harrington
Kevin Lindsey
Toni Ojoyeyi
Ian Taylor, Jr.



Featured Members

Toddrick Barnette

Toddrick Barnette

Membership level: Attorney Public Sector

Organization: 4th Judicial District Court

Judge Toddrick S. Barnette was elected chief judge of Hennepin County District Court in May 2020. His term began on July 1, 2020. He is the first chief judge of color in Minnesota at the State Court Trial Level.

Kristien Butler

Kristien Butler

Membership level: Attorney Public Sector

Organization: Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings


In 2022, Judge Butler was appointed as an Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge. Judge Butler previously served as an At-Large Director for MABL.

Upcoming Events

MN-CBAC’s Third Annual Twin Cities Legal D&I Data Reveal | November 16, 2022, 2-3:30 CT | Hybrid: Target Plaza Commons, 1011 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Nov 16, 2022 2:00PM—3:30PM

Hybrid: Target Plaza Commons | 1011 Nicollet Mall | Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Minnesota Association City Attorney Happy Hour

Nov 11, 2022 5:30PM—7:30PM

Conservatory/Great Room, Mitchell Hamline

Celebration for the Investiture of the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson

Sep 30, 2022 8:00AM—11:00AM

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Mission Statement

The mission of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers is to:
Promote and support the professional development of Black lawyers, judges, and law students in Minnesota; Address the legal issues affecting the Black community in Minnesota; and advance education, excellence, and racial equity in the pursuit of justice.